Dean, Nursing & Health Occupations

Feb 03, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Dean, Nursing & Health Occupations

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date:

The Division of Nursing & Health Occupations at Mission College is seeking a talented leader to fill the position of Dean. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, our staff and faculty are among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere.

Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Instruction, or designee, the Dean of Nursing & Health Occupations will serve as the program Dean for the nursing, health occupations and allied health programs. Responsibilities will include development, direction, management and evaluation of current and future health career training programs.

The Dean of Nursing & Health Occupations is an academic management position that has primary responsibility to build, maintain, and expand the exemplary programs and partnerships needed to train and prepare students for health careers. The position will work closely with health care providers, regulatory agencies, accrediting bodies, professional groups, funding sources, and area colleges and universities to keep instruction, technology, and standards of practice up to date in current programs and to build new programs as appropriate for the area. The position is directly responsible for providing the leadership, skills direction, and oversight of the college's nursing and health occupation programs and associated partnerships, faculty, staff, facilities, budget, policies, and procedures.

The incumbent must work closely with other college and district administrators in an environment of participatory governance to provide optimum quality services to students, faculty and staff at a community college. The position is categorically funded by a combination of grant funds and program-generated funding.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

This position is open until filled, and first consideration will occur with applications submitted by February 9, 2017.


100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with negotiated start date. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is an Educational Administrator and part of the Administrative employee unit.

Work location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $125,345-$133,495 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 25, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:

  • Additional compensation: $1,500 for doctorate added to base salary annually, to be prorated on a monthly basis.
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Professional development and renewal leave.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalSTRS retirement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

2. Equivalent to a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in education or a field related to specific area of assignment.

3. Five years of increasingly responsible experience in instruction at a college level; including two years of administrative and management responsibility.

In addition, candidate must meet all requirements of the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians for appointment as program director for a professional nursing, vocational nursing and psychiatric technician programs, which include:

  • A master’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university, which includes course-work in nursing, education or administration. (Section 1425)
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a registered nurse with one (1) year of continuous, full time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse within the previous five years.
  • One (1) year of experience as an administrator with validated performance of administrative responsibilities.
  • Two (2) years of experience teaching in a pre- or post-licensure registered nursing program.
  • Demonstrate “Clinical competence” as defined by the Board of Registered Nursing in Section 1420©.
  • A current, clear and active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and implement department goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Plan, organize and direct instructional and student support programs, services, and initiatives relative to area of assignment.
  • Direct, oversee, and participate in the development of the department work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.
  • Prepare the department budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; administer the approved budget.
  • Recommend the appointment of faculty and staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; monitor faculty contracts to assure accordance with association contract and district policies; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the department.
  • Oversee the accurate development, approval and implementation of college curriculum; participate in the coordination, preparation, publication, and distribution of the college catalog and schedule of classes.
  • Ensure instructional programs and support services are regularly assessed for evidence of student learning and achievement, particularly in terms of student outcomes and adherence to standards of accreditation; participate in developing and implementing enrollment performance goals.
  • Manage and oversee functions associated with area of assignment, which may include library, tutorial center, and instructional support labs.
  • Initiate, support and participate in efforts to secure local, state or federal grant funding for college programs and services; ensure that grants are implemented according to approved plans and that reporting requirements are met in a timely manner.
  • Represent the department and division to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
  • Coordinate the selection, use, and maintenance of equipment and facilities assigned to the division.
  • Plan and coordinate course schedules in response to the needs of students and within the district’s enrollment targets; manage enrollment to maximize use of faculty loads, operating budgets, and space resources.
  • May oversee revenue-generating classes, programs, and activities.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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